By Candace Adams A few months ago, I declared to our 1,800 agents that 2019 was the year of BOLDNESS. The dictionary defines bold as, "showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous." Success in real estate sales is dependent on confidence and taking risks to get the deal done. We all know that. But in my opinion, being truly bold means understanding...

(Above) RISMedia’s 2019 Power Broker and Real Estate Newsmakers Forum (Credit: AJ Canaria of PlanOmatic) The seas of real estate are constantly churning in anticipation of the next big disruptor, ready to release a sudden wave of innovation that can rapidly upend the marketplace for those who are not prepared. This year at the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative...

By Adam Slivka Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or looking for your forever home, purchasing a house can be a daunting task and the fear of buyer's remorse can cause serious anxiety. Related: Fall in Love With Your Home Again How do I know this house is right for me? What should I be considering when purchasing? How do I avoid the dreaded buyer's remorse? These...

Which city in the country is best for living the American Dream? A new study by SmartAsset analyzes just that—which city best offers its residents the ability to become a homeowner? To figure this out, SmartAsset broke down five key metrics: homeownership rate, diversity rate, upward mobility rate, median home value and unemployment rate. Overall, the answers...

In celebration of RISMedia’s 2019 Class of Real Estate Newsmakers, more than 225 convened at the Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner, held May 16 during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. Against the backdrop of the National Press Club—”The Place Where News Happens”—RISMedia applauded the more than 230 Newsmakers...

In December, RISMedia honored more than 230 real estate professionals as RISMedia's 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers. Each of these individuals—separated into eight categories—was either nominated by you, the RISMedia reader, or chosen by the publication’s editors. These folks made newsworthy contributions within their own communities and/or the housing industry...

By Brentnie Daggett If only your budget were as expansive as your imagination. We've all spent time daydreaming about how we would improve our homes if we had the time and money for a complete renovation. Grand kitchens, laundry rooms, in-ground swimming pools and walk-in closets top the dream home wish list for many. Related: Making Your Flip a Smart Home: 3 Key...

By Robin Kencel Is your property on the market and you're hopeful you'll soon have an offer? Perhaps you've accepted an offer on your home and are working towards an executed contract, or even have a signed contract and are working through contingencies. In these situations, you're likely looking for your next home, and may have already found exactly what you're...

This Thursday, RISMedia is hosting the Power Broker and Real Estate Newsmakers Forum at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. All event attendees are strongly encouraged to come to this session, which will focus on the future of the industry, from the latest disruptors to the cycling housing market, and strategies for success. Are...

In the following interview, Nick Shivers, president and CEO of The Shivers Team, Keller Williams Realty Portland Central in Portland, Ore., discusses the group’s lead program, recruiting strategy, and more. Region Served: Portland metro and Southwest Washington
Years in Real Estate: 19
Number of Offices: 2
Number of Team Members: 20 Where do...